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Old 23.06.2020, 22:27
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Re: Tesla Roadster 2020

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Well, I meant what they wanted without government interference.

As I noted, the main risk I see to ICE is govt intervention, essentially killing them off with tightened emission standards if not banning them outright.
The European auto-industry (which is really the German auto-industry) wanted to do "incremental" updates, using Diesel-engines and Diesel-hybrids etc. to slowly bring down CO2 emissions. Mercedes, VW and BMW had thus invested several billions into their latest-generation Diesel engines (which are very nice).

However, it turned out the targets they agreed on with regulators in 2013 can not be achieved that way. Additionally, cars got bigger and more powerful every year - and the most profit is in the biggest and most powerful cars (large SUVs, powerful sedans and wagons), thus the incentive to sell more of those.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flottenverbrauch

That targets get smaller every year, until just below 60g CO2/km in 2030.

There's no "plan b". The only way is to push forward.
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